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What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Consumers aren’t the only ones benefiting from the internet of things (IoT). Manufacturers are also reaping the rewards of leveraging the industrial internet of things (IoT) to increase energy efficiency and improve productivity in their factories and more. For some manufacturers, IoT is a foreign abbreviation, but there’s time to learn. What is IoT? The IoT is a concept many users are familiar with. Even if they don’t understand the granular details, users, at the [...]

By |2019-05-15T13:47:10-05:00May 15th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Manufacturers Should Know About IoT

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange [...]

By |2019-05-14T16:16:53-05:00May 10th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

Maybe you’re reading this because you’ve finally decided it’s time to purchase an ERP solution for your business, but you’re not quite sure what to look for. If that’s the case, you’re in the right spot. Remember: ERP software connects every aspect of your business, including accounting, marketing, sales, HR, CRM and inventory. The ERP solution you choose should make it easier for your employees to collect and organize business data. Therefore, finding the right [...]

By |2019-04-26T13:24:38-05:00April 26th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on So You’ve Finally Decided It’s Time For An ERP Solution

What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

If you don’t know much about business intelligence (BI), that’s okay. What’s important is you’re open to learning how BI can help grow your business, which means you’re more than likely ahead of your peers. Honestly, BI isn’t a difficult concept to understand. Simply, think about it this way: BI solutions assist businesses with analyzing business data — that’s as much as you need to know. Businesses are always gathering data, but they’re not always [...]

By |2019-04-26T13:22:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on What Do You Know About Business Intelligence?

Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

If you still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’re not alone, but just because you’re in the company of others, doesn’t mean you should continue pushing off upgrading desktop computers at your business locations. Even though routine maintenance is essential to protecting data from an evolving threat landscape, many businesses aren’t updating software, which has become apparent by the speed at which cyber attacks are spreading from user to user. To reverse this worldwide trend [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:36:49-05:00March 28th, 2019|Newsletter Articles, Robert's Blog|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

Report: Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Even though cybercrime is a top concern for many executives and the cybersecurity field is maturing, businesses are struggling to fully staff cybersecurity teams for several reasons, including the short supply of qualified cybersecurity professionals, employee retention issues, a decline in gender diversity programs and the slowing of cybersecurity budget increases. Nearly 70 percent of enterprises (businesses with at least 1,500 employees) are operating with understaffed cybersecurity teams, according to a recently released report by [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:31:13-05:00March 20th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Report: Nearly 70% of Enterprises Are Operating With Understaffed Cybersecurity Teams

Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Even though ransomware has been top of mind for cybersecurity experts for many years, SMBs are still trying to grasp the threat. While some reports are claiming a decline in ransomware attacks, cybersecurity experts aren’t writing off the security threat, and neither should small business owners. So what is ransomware? You’ve probably heard or read the term “ransomware” in the last year or so. Maybe you’re somewhat familiar with it but not 100 percent sure how [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:31:29-05:00March 11th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ransomware: What SMBs Need to Know

Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

In less than a year, many SMBs are going to be asking themselves the following question: “Why did we wait so long to upgrade?” Of course, some SMB owners still aren’t aware what’s going to happen with the Microsoft products they’re using to operate their businesses. While many of these SMBs won’t see the true impact of not upgrading or migrating Microsoft products until breaches occur, there’s still enough time for SMBs to assess the [...]

By |2019-03-10T19:15:00-05:00March 1st, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Migrating ERP applications to the cloud is no easy feat, especially when much of the data is deemed business critical. While many businesses still have on-premise ERPs, many executives are now considering what the cloud has to offer, but despite improvements, migration challenges remain. Are organizations migrating ERP data to the cloud? Even though challenges lie ahead, nearly 70 percent of businesses are migrating data for ERP applications to the cloud, according to a recent [...]

By |2019-03-10T19:14:42-05:00February 25th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019

Data breaches are costly to any organization, especially small businesses. There isn’t any business immune from potential attacks. Within the past year, security breaches have impacted businesses of all sizes — and there aren’t any implications of a slowdown. In the last year alone, Marriott, Under Armor, Quora, Facebook, as well as Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor have felt the destructive effects of data breaches. At each of the companies mentioned, millions upon [...]

By |2019-04-03T22:37:18-05:00February 14th, 2019|CyberSecurity, Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Why SMBs Shouldn’t Ignore Cybersecurity Concerns in 2019